The Avid Reader
, July 03, 2016
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The Girl from Summer Hill is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice (yes, another one). I have not read a Jude Devereaux book in a while. I did not like her books when she moved away from the Montgomery and Taggert families. When I heard she was bringing them back, I could not resist. I was disillusioned. This book lacks her magic touch. The book is entertaining (if you like cliché romance novels) and easy to read, but it is lacking something (something that was in her earlier works). Tate and Casey dislike each other, get together, fight, happily ever after. There are other romances and situations going on at the same time as well as the play they putting together to earn money for charity. Casey is “naïve” or head in the kitchen (instead of clouds). She believes every lie she is told. Casey misconstrues conversations she overhears, and she jumps to assumptions based on little information. You just want to walk away from her (and the book). I loved the reference to A Knight in Shining Armor (my favorite book of Jude Deveraux). I give The Girl from Summer Hill 3 out of 5 stars. I was not enchanted by this novel.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.